Grug is the main character of an Australian series of illustrated children's books by Ted Prior. Published between 1976 and 1992 by Hodder Headline Australia, the series is now out of print.
Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawong tree. Resembling a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose, he is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss. When dancing instructions are too difficult to understand, Grug invents his own dance and calls it "The Grug". When snails eat his cabbages, Grug plants more cabbages so there will be enough for both him and the snails.
Grug's stories are ideal for young children learning to read, or the young at heart looking for simple entertainment.
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Prior, Ted. Grug (series). Hodder Headline Australia: 1976-1992.